News Round Up!

News Round Up!
This week saw bands break up, go on hiatus, resurrect from a brief death and announce an album release after 16 years. Oh and a big beardy guy dressing up as a giant mosquito. Intrigued? Well, read on my friend!

Though the gossip mill has been reporting it for months, spastic art punks the Blood Brothers have officially called it quits. A statement announced: "After ten years of making music as the Blood Brothers, we have made the collective decision that our time together has come to an end. We feel extremely fortunate to have spent such a deeply memorable and amazing part of our lives with each other."

Not quite as official is the announcement that Electrelane will be going on an "indefinite hiatus." The Brighton, England foursome, who released their fourth album proper, No Shouts No Calls, earlier this year, announced that after they fulfil their remaining gigs, they will take a long leave of absence. Before they call it quits for the time being, they will release a new single, "In Berlin," on November 26.

Hot Water Music have announced they’ll return to the road this January after officially calling it quits last year. The Gainesville, FL punk outfit will begin their rebirth at Orlando’s House of Blues venue, and for now only three dates have been scheduled, but according to a post on the group’s MySpace, additional shows are not out of the question. The same post also indicated a January 22 release date of the b-sides compilation Till The Wheels Fall Off on No Idea.

My Bloody Valentine will finally reform and release two, count 'em, two follow-ups to 1991’s seminal Loveless album this year, according to band mastermind Kevin Shields. Yeah, you read that correctly - this year. 2007.

Les Savy Fav front-man Tim Harrington has taken on the bizarre role of a giant mosquito in a public service announcement for the Nothing But Nets Campaign. Designed to raise awareness over the spread of malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa, the campaign has teamed up with VH-1 and Harrington, who stars in the ad as an oversized pest.

Have a nice weekend.